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Univers ZeroCeux Du Dehors

Label:Atem – 7009, Eric Faes – EF 1331
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:France
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Genre:Rock
Style:Avantgarde, Prog Rock

Tracklist

A1Dense
Bassoon, English Horn, OboeMichel Berckmans
Drums, PercussionDaniel Denis
Electric BassGuy Segers
Harmonium, Organ, Piano, MellotronAndy Kirk (2)
Recorded ByEtienne Conod, Röbel Vogel*
Viola [Alto], ViolinPatrick Hanappier
Written-ByDaniel Denis
12:23
A2La Corne Du Bois Des Pendus
Bassoon, Oboe, VocalsMichel Berckmans
Drums, Percussion, VocalsDaniel Denis
Electric Bass, VocalsGuy Segers
Harmonium, Organ, VocalsAndy Kirk (2)
Recorded ByEtienne Conod, Röbel Vogel*
Recorded By [Children's Voices]Röbel Vogel*
Recorded By [Organ]Eric Faes
Viol [Vielle À Roue]Jean Debefve
Viola [Alto], Violin, VocalsPatrick Hanappier
Written-ByDaniel Denis
8:38
B1Bonjour Chez Vous
Bassoon, OboeMichel Berckmans
Drums, PercussionDaniel Denis
Electric BassGuy Segers
Organ, PianoAndy Kirk (2)
Recorded ByEric Faes
Viola [Alto]Patrick Hanappier
ViolinJean-Luc Aimé
Written-ByDaniel Denis
3:45
B2Combat
Bassoon, OboeMichel Berckmans
Drums, PercussionDaniel Denis
Electric BassGuy Segers
Harmonium, Mellotron, Organ, PianoAndy Kirk (2)
Recorded ByEtienne Conod, Röbel Vogel*
Viola [Alto], ViolinPatrick Hanappier
VocalsIlona Chale
Written-ByAndy Kirk (2)
12:50
B3La Musique D'Erich Zann3:25
B4La Tête Du Corbeau
CymbalD. Denis*
Harmonium, Electric Piano [Yamaha], GlockenspielAndy Kirk (2)
Recorded ByEric Faes
VioloncelloThierry Zaboitzeff
Written-ByGuy Segers
3:15
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Tracks A1, A2, B2 and B3 recorded at Sunrise Studio - Kirchberg, Switzerland - June 1980.
Track B1 recorded at Arquennes, Belgium - March 1980.
Track B4 recorded at Hennuyéres, Belgium - 1981.
Organ on track A2 recorded at Saint-Jacques Church in Bruxelles, Belgium.

Track B3 is a collective improvisation inspired by a short story by H.P. Lovecraft.
Track B4 is a funeral march in memory of D. Neukens.

Gravure et pressage: Nimbus - Mommouth - United Kingdom.
Printed in Belgium

© Univers Zero

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): UNIVERS ZERO EF 1331 RR^ ten - Side One,
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): UNIVERS ZERO EF 1331 RR^ ten - Side Two,
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped runout): NIMBUS ENGLAND

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Ceux Du Dehors (LP, Album)Recommended RecordsRR^ tenUK1981
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Ceux Du Dehors (LP, Album, 7", 45 RPM, Single Sided)Recommended RecordsRR^ tenUK1981
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Ceux Du Dehors (CD, Album, Reissue)Cuneiform RecordsRune 39USA & Europe1992
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Ceux Du Dehors (CD, Album, Reissue)Belle Antique, Cuneiform RecordsMAR 95147, Rune 39Japan1995
New Submission
Ceux Du Dehors (CD, Album, Reissue, Paper Sleeve, SHM-CD)Belle AntiqueBELLE 132045Japan2013

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  • progfan97402's avatar
    progfan97402
    I can understand why in 1978 Chris Cutler called his music festival "Rock in Opposition". It was a rock festival that opposed mainstream fads and trends of the days. Belgium's Univers Zero is one of these type of groups. While conventional prog rock bands had disappeared or went commercial, that's not what these RIO acts did, they made very challenging and complex material (even well into the 1980s and beyond) that might actually strain the attention spans of many listeners (that's why RIO is often maligned in many circles). But also it's a big shock to see an album like Ceux de Dehors, which came out in 1981, totally refusing to give into current fads and trends. They were not going to dumb down their music for mass appeal or to line the pockets of record companies. What you have is very challenging music, lots of wind instruments and violin, plus Harmonium, and even a little Mellotron was used (which is great, because so few musicians were recording with one in 1981). It's a bit like King Crimson and Henry Cow at their most experimental. Not as rock-oriented as Crimson, nor as jazzy as Cow could be at times, it's probably just that Univers Zero listened to the same kind of classical as Crimson or Cow (like Bartok or Stravinsky). You won't find tuneful melodies meant for Top 40 radio airplay. Should you buy this? If you love Univers Zero or this kind of music, this is a must have. More mainstream listeners would probably be scared away.
    • Bradx's avatar
      Bradx
      Original subscription copies from Recommended came with a limited edition one-sided 7" single 'Triomphe Des Mouches'. These singles were hand numbered out of 500 and dedicated to the subscriber. The blank side of the vinyl was silk-screened with artwork depicting flies. The gatefold single artwork depicted a close-up of a flies leg.

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